The (real) Wedding Singer

“I just love performing.  I’d play polka music if that’s what it took to entertain 300 drunk Germans.” – Dan Roth He doesn’t ONLY perform for drunk Germans, but Dan Roth is talented, willing and extremely able to perform pretty much any music, for pretty much any group […]

Didi Dunphy’s Magical Mystery Tour

AU visited with curator extraordinaire Didi Dunphy at the opening of the Magical Mystery Tour show at the Hotel Indigo’s Gallery on Oct. 26, 2017. Can you tell us about the gallery space here at the Indigo? DD: The gallery at Indigo is a delightful space because it incorporates […]

Pop Provocateur: Pip the Pansy

Pip the Pansy (Erin Burchfield) (fka Wrenn, 25) was born in Syracuse, New York, moving to Woodstock, Georgia when she was 10. She played flute in High School but quit the orchestra, veering to visual arts. She then quit visual arts to do theatre. She quit theatre to […]

Ancient Whales Q & A

The Ancient Whales most recent record, Vestiges of Tails Appear in All of Us, is a mighty wall of introspective, brain-blasting rock. They are three: Enoch Bledsoe (vocals, guitar), Natalie Bledsoe (vocals, bass guitar) and Bryan Poole (vocals, drums). They’ve been called acid rock, alt-rock, riff rock, punk rock, […]

Coloring the Whole Damn World: Gunnar Tarsa

No one ever said saving the world would be easy…but local artist and recent Lamar Dodd graduate, Gunnar Tarsa, makes it look pretty easy. Artists and their big dreams gravitate naturally to Athens like swallows to Capistrano. Our fair city nurtures big dreams, cultivates talent, and provides a helpful cocoon […]

Hey Somalia, Log On

One, exactly one, Malaysian person has visited athensuncharted. To that end, I’d like to thank you, Mister Malaysian. Dear Malaysian visitor, What the hell were you thinking? Why in God’s name did you visit our Georgia arts magazine? You live in the South Pacific. Go outside, for God’s sake. Thank you […]

Portraits – Cameron Bliss

AU spoke with artist Cameron Bliss, 47, at the studio she shares with her husband – musician and Winterville, Georgia Mayor Dodd Ferrelle  – bursting with instruments, recording equipment, paintings, along with her trusty dog Buoy. A lone easel displayed a work in progress. There was an extra-large […]

Invisible Orientation

It wasn’t that you couldn’t get the girl; it was that you couldn’t even get her in your own head. You never even wanted to “get her,” but since you are a guy and you don’t like guys you think that is what you need to do to […]

Miniature Ministry

Nine-tenths of a tiny, yellow wooden beach house sits on display in the lobby of the Lanier Gardens assisted living facility’s favorite gathering spot, The Wicker Room. It would be a complete house if not for the see-through cut-out on the back side. But without the cut-out it wouldn’t […]

Athventure

Welcome to Athventure! AU first ran into artist Will Eskridge at the Bulldog Inn Art Show in 2015, where he transformed a generic motel room into highly-charged weirdness with his humongous (there’s no other word) Wolf City installation. We brainstormed with Eskridge who came up with the concept […]

Mrs. Creatinomics to the World

INIMITABLE, PRIMARY, BEAUTIFLORAL, AND UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU’VE EVER SEEN: A DAY IN SARAH CARNES’ IMAGINARIUM “The doctor who delivered me, at home of course since that’s how they did it back then, told my mother that he could tell that I would do something special.”  “I like it […]

Script – Setting Solstice

SETTING SOLSTICE by Cheryl Ruebner SCENE I, Birth Woman wakes up on rock in the middle of the river. Her eyes are closed (she is blind), and she makes her way by feel to the bank, and climbs up. She continues to walk by feeling her way. SCENE […]